Sandy in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
The Vietnam Monument
Never to be Forgotten
In memory of veterans who served in all wars
Donated to the City of Sandy, Oregon and dedicated on November 11, 1987 by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America Post 4273 and Auxiliary
[Marker on reverse of Monument]:
In loving memory
E. W. "Ernie" Eldridge
and all veterans of foreign wars
The Eldridge Family
Erected 1987 by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4273 and Auxiliary.
Location. 45° 23.767′ N, 122° 15.577′ W. Marker is in Sandy, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker is at the intersection of Woodburn-Sandy Highway/Meinig Avenue (State Highway 211) and Mount Hood Highway/Pioneer Boulevard (U.S. 26), on the right when traveling north on Woodburn-Sandy Highway/Meinig Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17998 Meinig Ave., Sandy OR 97055, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harold E. Babcock (approx. 8.4 miles away); Corbett (approx. 9½ miles away); Samuel Hill – “Road Builder” Chanticleer Point (approx. 9½ miles away); a different marker also named Chanticleer Point (approx. 9.6 miles away); Historic Viola School (approx. 9.8 miles away); Vista House (approx. 9.9 miles away); Marshall N. Dana (approx. 9.9 miles away).
More about this marker. The artwork is by Roger McGee of Enterprise, Oregon. Sculpted first in clay, cast and sited in 1987 in Sandy, Oregon adjacent to Meinig Memorial Park (home of the annual Sandy Mountain Festival) and a fairly good donut shop.
Also see . . .
1. VFW Monument - Sandy, Oregon. The 7' 6" Vietnam era soldier, complete with worn boots, equipment belt and M-16 rifle stands upon a 3 foot two tiered, exposed aggregate cement base. (Submitted on June 27, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Veterans Memorial Square. "A statue has been erected on the corner of Highways 26 & 211 to honor all war veterans. The landscaped area offers a drinking fountain and a gathering place for Memorial Day and Veteran's Day tributes as well as an opportunity for private reflection." (Submitted on June 27, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,591 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on June 27, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.